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1/1/11Transnational Organized Crime in the Fishing IndustryThis study asks whether there is transnational organized crime and other criminal activity in the fishing industry and, if so, what the vulnerabilities of the fishing industry are to transnational organized crime or other criminal activity. It also analyzes the involvement of the fishing industry or the use of fishing vessels in a range of other crimes.  To view full report please click here.  UNODCReport
9/1/10Actions Needed to Assess and Update Plan and Enhance Collaboration among Partners Involved in Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa In response to the rising number of successful attacks by Somali pirates, the U.S. National Security Council developed the interagency ‘Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa: Partnership and Action Plan’ (Action Plan) in December 2008. This report is the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s evaluation of the extent to which U.S. agencies (1) have implemented the plan, and any challenges they face in doing so, and (2) have collaborated with partners in counterpiracy efforts.   US Government Accountability OfficeReport
9/1/15SeafarerHelp: The lifeline for seafarers -- Annual Review 2014The 2014 annual report of SeafarerHelp, a free 24 hour multi-lingual helpline for seafarers run by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). View publication International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance NetworkReport
4/1/10Combating Somali Piracy: The EU's Naval Operation AtalantaA report prepared by Sub-Committee C (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development)of the UK House of Lord. It examines the mandate and effectiveness of EU Operation Atalanta as well as the key challenges facing it and how to address them. The report includes oral and written evidence by senior maritime experts and UK politicians. View publication House of LordsReport
2/1/09The Sunken Billions: The Economic Justification for Fisheries ReformA joint World Bank / Food and Agriculture Organization report estimates the loss of potential net economic benefit in the global fishery. It outlines six recommendations and argues that increased public awareness and understanding of the potential and actual flows of economic benefits can inform the political economy of reform and help leaders move toward socially responsible and sustainable fisheries underpinned by sound scientific advice. To view full report please click here.  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsReport
12/1/13How to End Illegal Fishing From coastal waters to the high seas, criminals are robbing the oceans and jeopardizing communities, economies, and the environment. This report provides an overview of the main enforcement issues in regards to IUU fishing and details Pew's strategy to end illegal fishing.  View publication Pew Charitable TrustsReport
9/1/11Twenty Years of Collapse and Counting: The Cost of Failure in SomaliaIn this report John Norris and Bronwyn Bruton estimate—using a variety of official and unofficial sources and some educated guesswork—a reasonable estimate of the financial cost of Somalia’s conflict since 1991. Their research concludes that the international community has collectively spent just over $55 billion responding to Somalia since 1991. To view full article please click here.  John Norris and Bronwyn BrutonReport
11/1/13Pirate Trails Tracking the Illicit Financial Flows from Pirate Activities off the Horn of AfricaThis study was conducted through a collaborative effort of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the World Bank. Its focus is on financial flows and how such flows can be monitored by relevant law enforcement agencies. It complements another study done exclusively by the World Bank (referenced in this study as the World Bank Report) that assesses the economic costs of piracy off the coast of Somalia. View publication World Bank, UNODC, and INTERPOLReport
7/1/11Somali Futures: An ExplorationThis report is based on a pilot survey carried out by King’s College, London’s Humanitarian Futures Programme to explore how Somalis see their future and that of future generations. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme ‐ Somali office, the overarching purpose of this initiative is to determine if there are any consistent themes that emerge from extensive engagement with a sample of Somali respondents that might prompt different forms of support to the Somali people.  To view full report please click here.  Humanitarian Future’s ProgrammeReport
6/1/14Maritime Security: Ongoing U.S. Counterpiracy Efforts Would Benefit From Agency AssessmentsThis report: (1) assesses how piracy off the Horn of Africa has changed since GAO's 2010 review, and describes U.S. efforts to assess its counterpiracy actions, given any changing conditions; and (2) identifies trends in piracy and maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea and U.S. efforts to address them, and evaluates the extent to which the United States has assessed its counterpiracy efforts in the Gulf of Guinea. View publication Government Accountability OfficeReport